FROM COLLECTION TO THE COURTROOM: DIGITAL EVIDENCE A NEW Standardized Method for Investigators and Attorneys IRIS LLC is proud to announce the creation of the first standardized Digital Evidence Case Assessment Method (DECAM) for indigent defense organizations. Developed for the defense community to reduce pre-trial incarceration and prevent future wrongful convictions in cases involving digital evidence. NEW Regional Training Opportunity! Digital Evidence Case Assessment Method (DECAM) along with free resources in our online Digital Evidence Toolbox. Presented by IRIS LLC at the upcoming New England Regional public defender training, Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Middlesex Community College. DECAM was developed for the defense community to reduce pre‐trial incarceration and prevent future wrongful convictions in cases involving digital evidence. Applied to post-conviction review in cases where digital evidence was a deciding factor; became the genesis for the first ever Digital Evidence Innocence Initiative. Click here to read the New DECAM White Paper
When digital evidence is encountered during an investigation, many questions arise: What is the best method to preserve the evidence? How should the evidence be handled? How should valuable or potentially relevant data contained be preserved? The key to answering these questions begins with a firm understanding of the characteristics of digital evidence. Updated standards can be found in our Digital Evidence Toolbox at http://www.irisinvestigations.com/iris-digital-evidence-toolbox/
Location data from cellular service provider records can be key evidence in a case. Cell-site information from call detail records can place a person in a general are but are not very accurate. Cellular service providers have more accurate location data known as Per Call Measurement Data (PCMD). See Full Article> Advanced Cell-Site Analysis Using PCMD
Previously overlooked cell site records containing location data were used to exonerate a man after 17 years in jail. In 2000, teenager Vernon Horn was convicted for a January 1999 robbery and murder at a New Haven neighborhood convenience store. Seventeen years later, cell-site records were used to set aside the conviction. Read the Full Article> Case Study: Early Assessment and the use of Cell Site Records
Effective use of location data begins with having the knowledge of what information to get and where to find it. But the most important thing to know is that it is time sensitive so it must be prioritized early. Read Full Article> Criminal Defense - Location Data
(Photo: Michael Owens, USA Today) The Supreme Court ruled Friday that the government cannot monitor people's movements for weeks or months by tracking the location of their mobile phones without a warrant. In a ruling that could have broad implications for privacy rights in the digital age, justices on both sides of the ideological spectrum said rapid advances in technology make decades-old rules on data privacy inadequate. Read the Full Article>
A Bridgeport man, who spent nine and a half months in prison after a woman claimed he raped her in a Stratford motel, was found not guilty of the charges. Mr. Joseph’s defense team reported that the cell phone evidence recovered by IRIS LLC was a crucial part of the defense. When IRIS LLC initially received Mr. Joseph's phone it was heavily damaged and not operational, but we were able to repair the phone so that the text message evidence could be successfully extracted and provided to the defense team. Read the Full Article>
A New Haven, CT man who served 17 years in prison for murder and robbery was freed on Wednesday after he was exonerated by cellphone records. See full article>
Thank you to everyone from the Connecticut Division of Public Defender Services who attended our latest digital forensics training seminar in Hartford, CT on Thursday, April 5, 2018.
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The U.S. Supreme Court confronts the digital age again on Wednesday when it hears oral arguments in a case that promises to have major repercussions for law enforcement and personal
A prosecutor dropped murder and other charges against Anthony Christiana, 29, during a brief hearing in Superior Court in Hartford. Source: State Drops Murder Charge In Hartford Killing - Hartford Courant
The FBI on Saturday rebutted media reports that San Bernardino County technicians acted without the agency's consent when they reset the password for the Apple iCloud account belonging to one of the shooters involved in the Dec. 2 terror attack at a county facility that killed 14 people.
Reversing course, a key congressman said lawmakers will need to step into the debate over encryption vs. privacy after Apple said it would oppose a court order demanding it help the FBI hack a spree killer
Apple will fight a federal judge
In an emphatic defense of privacy in the digital age, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police generally may not search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants. Cellphones are unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court. They are "not just another technological convenience," he said, but ubiquitous, increasingly powerful computers that contain vast quantities of personal, sensitive information. "With all they contain and all they may reveal, they hold for many Americans the privacies of life," Roberts declared. So the message to police about what they should do before rummaging through a cellphone's contents following an arrest is simple: "Get a warrant." The chief justice acknowledged that barring searches would affect law enforcement, but he said: "Privacy comes at a cost." By ruling as it did, the court chose not to extend earlier decisions from the 1970s